Ubuntu/Linux disable extra Mouse Buttons Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 -

Ubuntu/Linux disable extra Mouse Buttons Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500

I find it very annoying that this mouse has buttons on the side where you grip it and the left one goes back in the browser and the right one goes forward.  Imagine if you\'re filling out a form and hit it, most forms/websites have no protection against it.

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2065400

Here's how I fixed it with xinput, it\'s too bad there\'s no good standard GUI tool to set mouse buttons:

xinput list

This will show your input devices, in my case "10" was the case.

xinput list 10
Microsoft Microsoft® Comfort Mouse 4500    id=10    [slave  pointer  (2)]
    Reporting 5 classes:
        Class originated from: 10
        Buttons supported: 13
        Button labels: Button Left Button Middle Button Right Button Wheel Up Button Wheel Down Button Horiz Wheel Left Button Horiz Wheel Right Button Side Button Extra Button Unknown Button Unknown Button Unknown Button Unknown
        Button state:
        Class originated from: 10
        Keycodes supported: 248
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 0:
          Label: Abs X
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 1:
          Label: Abs Y
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative
        Class originated from: 10
        Detail for Valuator 2:
          Label: Abs Gas
          Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
          Resolution: 1 units/m
          Mode: relative

Solution

It is tedious but copy and paste the "Button labels" and put each one in a text file (that has numbered lines) and separate each "Button" at the beginning of each like this (this will make it easier to number each button you want and disable them).

  1. Button Left
  2. Button Middle
  3. Button Right
  4. Button Wheel Up
  5. Button Wheel Down
  6. Button Horiz Wheel Left
  7. Button Horiz Wheel Right
  8. Button Side
  9. Button Extra
  10. Button Unknown
  11. Button Unknown
  12. Button Unknown
  13. Button Unknown


xinput set-button-map 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 0 10 11 12 13
 

Note the "10" after "set-button-map" that corresponds to your device number/id.

Note the "0 0" after "7" corresponds to the two side buttons, you set 0 in place of the button number to disable it.


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